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Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine information pamphlet

Fighting anti-vaxxers among Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jews, nurses write a 140-page rebuttal.

Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine info pamphlet

Exposure to measles on flight to Georgia

Health Ministry warns: Passengers on flights to and from Georgia may have been exposed to deadly virus.

Exposure to measles on flight to Georgia

Measles: One in ten patients requires hospitalization

Over half of measles patients are 0-5 years old, 12% of measles patients readmitted to hospital within three months.

Measles: One in ten patients requires hospitalization

Health Ministry to travelers to Uman: Vaccinate against measles

Ministry warns against measles outbreak in Ukraine, calling on those traveling there to make sure they are vaccinated.

Health Ministry to travelers to Uman: Vaccinate against measlesplayer

NYC measles outbreak declared over

New York health officials say measles outbreak which primarily affected Orthodox communities over incubation periods end without new cases.

NYC measles outbreak declared over

Hasidic children in Montreal vaccinated after measles outbreak

Hundreds of Hasidic children in Montreal vaccinated over past few days after five cases of the disease confirmed.

Hasidic children in Montreal vaccinated after measles outbreak

Only 66% of one-year-olds are vaccinated

New Health Ministry report on early childhood care, hospital wait times, shows improvement in health care, but leaves much to be desired.

Only 66% of one-year-olds are vaccinated

Israel to combat measles with earlier vaccines for 2-year-olds?

Committee of experts proposes Health Ministry offer second dose of measles vaccine at two years instead of in first grade.

Israel to combat measles with earlier vaccines for 2-year-olds?

Amid measles outbreak, NY bans religious vaccination exemptions

With measles outbreak disproportionately affecting Orthodox Jewish community, lawmakers vote to ban religious exemptions for vaccinations.

Amid measles outbreak, NY bans religious vaccination exemptions

NYC closes 10th Jewish school for violating vaccine order

City officials order closure of Satmar school in Williamsburg - the 10th Jewish school closed in connection with measles epidemic.

NYC closes 10th Jewish school for violating vaccine order

Flying to Ukraine? You may want to think again

Health Ministry issues travel advisory for five countries with measles outbreaks, asks travelers to reconsider plans.

Flying to Ukraine? You may want to think again

Free measles vaccines to be available in Brooklyn

Hatzalah to offer free measles vaccines in haredi parts of Brooklyn amid outbreak.

Free measles vaccines to be available in Brooklyn

NYC closes 2 Jewish schools over measles outbreak

City officials order closure of 2 Jewish schools in Brooklyn which failed to bar unvaccinated students from attending.

NYC closes 2 Jewish schools over measles outbreak

Measles outbreak tops 700, highest since 1994

Worst measles outbreak in US in 25 years hitting New York haredi community hardest. CDC says high level of unvaccinated kids to blame.

Measles outbreak tops 700, highest since 1994

El Al sets up special vaccination clinic at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel’s Health Ministry orders local airlines to vaccinate staff against measles.

El Al sets up special vaccination clinic at Ben Gurion Airport

How hotels hosting thousands are handling the measles outbreak

Hotels hosting thousands of Passover travelers are asking guests to vaccinate - but not checking vaccination records.

How hotels hosting thousands are handling the measles outbreak

Orthodox school ends religious exemptions from vaccines

SAR Academy and High School in NYC will not longer accept religious exemptions from vaccination requirement.

Orthodox school ends religious exemptions from vaccines

Dear Antivaxxers, not in the Name of God

Dear Antivaxxers, not in the Name of God

Condition of El Al flight attendant with measles worsens

43-year-old otherwise healthy woman in a coma with encephalitis, a swelling of the brain, as a result of measles

Condition of El Al flight attendant with measles worsens

500 Jewish doctors sign letter calling for vaccinations

Doctors who serve Orthodox communities in North America join mass information campaign to encourage vaccination amid measles outbreak.

500 Jewish doctors sign letter calling for vaccinations

Measles cases in Detroit linked to haredi traveler rise to 39

Number of measles cases in Detroit area linked to a haredi traveler more than doubles over past three weeks to 39.

Measles cases in Detroit linked to haredi traveler rise to 39

Measles cases up 300% year over year

World Health Organization warns anti-vaccination campaign has led to over 3 times as many measles infections compared to 2018.

Measles cases up 300% year over year

'I didn't know I'd expose women and babies to measles'

New father who exposed maternity ward, newborns, to measles says he 'had no idea he was sick' and 'has nothing against vaccines.'

'I didn't know I'd expose women and babies to measles'

NYC bus driver refuses to stop for haredi man over measles fears

Haredi man claims bus driver refused to stop for him in Brooklyn, later covered her face for fear of contracting measles from him.

NYC bus driver refuses to stop for haredi man over measles fears

Measles epidemic kills over 1,200 in Madagascar

Madagascar, an island country off the eastern coast of Africa, suffers from a high rate of poverty and lack of resources.

Measles epidemic kills over 1,200 in Madagascar

European rabbis urge: Protect yourselves and your children

Conference of European Rabbis urges parents to be alert over Pesach vacation, ensure all family members are vaccinated against measles.

European rabbis urge: Protect yourselves and your children

Vaccination is Pikuach Nefesh

Vaccination is  Pikuach Nefesh

NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in haredi community

Mayor Bill de Blasio declares public health emergency following measles outbreak in haredi community in Brooklyn.

NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in haredi community

New York may close yeshivas which allow unvaccinated students

NY Health Department warns: Brooklyn yeshivas allowing unvaccinated students to attend face violations and possible closure.

New York may close yeshivas which allow unvaccinated students

NY county measles outbreak spotlights religious exemptions

Health commissioner supports push to end religious exemptions for vaccinations, says measles outbreak one of 'most challenging' crises.

NY county measles outbreak spotlights religious exemptions

El Al flight attendant hospitalized with serious case of measles

Flight attendant unconscious, on a respirator after contracting measles on a flight from Tel Aviv to New York.

El Al flight attendant hospitalized with serious case of measles

Israel's measles outbreak started in Ukraine

Measles outbreak traced to annual mass pilgrimage to Uman, Ukraine for Rosh Hashanah

Israel's measles outbreak started in Ukraine

Learning competition bans unvaccinated students

New York 'Chidon' bans unvaccinated students recently exposed to measles patient, asks parents and schools to act responsibly.

Learning competition bans unvaccinated students

New mother exposes maternity ward and nursery to measles

Unvaccinated mother contracts measles, exposes hospital nursery.

New mother exposes maternity ward and nursery to measles

US county declares state of emergency amid measles outbreak

In attempt to stem measles outbreak, New York county bans unvaccinated minors from public places.

US county declares state of emergency amid measles outbreak

Detroit measles outbreak traced to Israeli carrier

18 cases of measles reported in Jewish community after Israeli visits several Jewish schools, synagogues, and kosher stores this month.

Detroit measles outbreak traced to Israeli carrier

Three children in Lod diagnosed with measles

Three daycare children, including 5-month-old baby, diagnosed with measles in Lod.

Three children in Lod diagnosed with measles

New York: 31 new measles cases in one week

Over twenty of the new cases linked to Williamsburg yeshiva.

New York: 31 new measles cases in one week

The menace of waves of infectious diseases

The menace of waves of infectious diseases

Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn cancelled after groom has measles

New York Department of Health orders wedding in Williamsburg called off after groom from Antwerp contracts measles.

Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn cancelled after groom has measles